What I have learnt over the past 10 years is that life doesn't always get better, but we can learn tools to get us through what life throws at us... Big or small, having a space or place that allows us to connect and recharge so we can go back in and fight, survive or thrive is very important.
Mine is the beach, but when I can't get there I use other tools to clear the space so I can balance myself to cope, with tomorrow.
Life is all about embracing the challenge, which I have been 'challenged' by over the last year. A year ago I lost my home and my children no longer live with me because the only place I could live has no room for them.
Challenged by my environment everyday in a place I don't want to be has been overwhelming and taken me to dark places, which I have never been before.
BUT I have tools and resources that I use to lift me up, sometimes those tools are harder to pick up and use correctly and on those days I let them go and try again later.
We have to learn to maneuver through our experiences, some are a breeze and others create a foundation for practice and growth.
One message I would like to leave you with is something else that has got me through, and that is the resource of LOVE. I've lost love many times in the last year too, mostly love for life, my all important work and of friends I thought I could lean on... but the love of my children and my parents has been, at times, the ONLY thing that has kept me going. I've done it for them. I am grateful for that more than anything right now.
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